Mar
30

Cornish Easter at Lizard Point (38168)

Event Overview

Lizard Point is the most southerly tip of mainland UK and we'll be staying next to the lighthouse in this beautifully converted hostel for a Cornish Easter weekend to remember.

Dramatic cliffs, wild flowers and hidden coves characterise this gorgeous landscape, surrounded by the waves on three sides. Marconi's historic wireless experiments are celebrated at the Lizard Wireless Station and the Marconi Centre at Poldhu. Two miles north lies Kyance Cove, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and the iconic Eden Project is but a short drive away too.


Food & Drink

Good Friday night: Please bring at least one item for the buffet. Please don't go overboard. This should be something that can be shared by 2 to 3 people and if home made it could have an Easter theme.

Saturday breakfast: Included in the event cost.
Saturday lunch: Please bring a packed lunch.
Saturday dinner: Included in the event cost
and we may also contribute to enjoy some Easter cocktails together.

Easter Sunday breakfast: Included in the event cost and we will exchange our easter gifts.
Easter Sunday lunch: Please bring a packed lunch.
Easter Sunday dinner: Included in the event cost.

Easter Monday breakfast: Included in the event cost.

Tea & coffee: Included throughout the weekend.
Other drinks: Please bring your own.

Meeting & Times

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What to Bring

Please bear in mind that the weather here can be unpredictable. The weather can change rapidly so be prepared for almost any eventuality - hopefully we'll get sunshine, but you should also be prepared for rain and strong winds - especially on the cliff-tops! 

A full kit list is provided here...

  • Towel
  • Shampoo
  • Washing gear (as you would for a hotel)
  • Ear plugs
  • Clothes to relax in at the hostel during the evenings
  • Items for the buffet on Friday evening
  • Packed lunch for Saturday
  • Packed lunch for Sunday
  • Drink (alcoholic or not) for the weekend
  • Phone charger
  • Day walking gear
    • Boots
    • Walking trousers
    • Walking jacket
    • Gloves and hat (in case its cold or windy)
    • Waterproofs
    • Rucksack
    • Walking poles (if you use them)​

Please also bring a novel Easter egg/gift to swap with someone on Easter Day!

If you are unsure about anything please message the Event Leader.

The Area

Lizard Point, with its lighthouse and adjoining youth hostel, is the most southern part of the United Kingdom (the Scilly Isles excepted). This is a land of secret coves and small fishing villages, harbouring a history of pirates, buccaneers and buried treasure.

The first sighting of the Spanish Armada on mainland Britain was off Lizard Point at 3pm on 29 July 1588. This was one of the greatest invasion fleets in history and consisted of 120 ships armed with over 1000 cannon and with 29000 men on board.

These days life is much quieter! The beach at Kyance Cove is internationally recognised as one of the most beautiful in the world and the area has become famous for its carved serpentine stone items, which range from ornaments to the pump handles in the local public house; the Lizard Inn.

What's Going to Happen?

Good Friday night: Buffet tea, welcome meeting and a possible themed craft-making activity.

Saturday daytime: We'll be heading out for a full day's hiking around the stunning coast. There will be walks suitable for all abilities, with both an easier and a harder option.

Saturday night: Relax, socialise & chill out. Dinner is included in the event price. For cocktail lovers, we will make some fun easter cocktails together. Contributions for this optional activity will be arranged nearer the date.

Easter Sunday daytime: We'll be heading out for another walk or other activity - this may include a trip to the Eden Project. We will exchange our Easter gifts.

Easter Sunday night: Relax, socialise & chill out. Dinner will be provided.

Easter Monday daytime: You are either free to go home or join in a shorter, more leisurely walk or other activity. There may be an opportunity for a pub lunch as well, before people head home and do the ironing.

Accommodation

Formerly a Victorian hotel acquired by the National Trust to preserve and protect this most unique location, this newly restored building now offers first-class facilities and has stunning views out to sea over Lizard Point. This is a luxury 5 star hostel situated directly underneath the Lizard Point lighthouse. This is the most southern building on mainland Britain. The dining room and lounge offer absolutely stunning views out to sea and the grounds lead directly to a small cove at the foot of the cliffs. It's a magical place!

NUMBER OF BEDS = 28

3 x rooms with 3 beds
2 x rooms with 4 beds
1 x rooms with 5 beds
1 x room with 6 beds


Event Reference No:
38168